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Halsall, Alison. Growing Up Graphic: The comics of children in crisis. Studies in Comics and Cartoons. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2023. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-8142-1554-8
BibTeX citation key: Halsall2023
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Categories: General
Keywords: Children’s and young adults’ comics, Themes and motives
Creators: Halsall
Publisher: Ohio State Univ. Press (Columbus)
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Abstract
In Growing Up Graphic, Alison Halsall considers graphic texts for young readers to interrogate how they help children develop new ideas about social justice and become potential agents of change. With a focus on comics that depict difficult experiences affecting young people, Halsall explores the complexities of queer graphic memoirs, narratives of belonging, depictions of illness and disability, and explorations of Indigenous experiences. She discusses, among others, Child Soldier by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine, War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay, Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq, Matt Huynh’s interactive adaptation of Nam Le’s The Boat, and David Alexander Robertson’s 7 Generations. These examples contest images of childhood victimization, passivity, and helplessness, instead presenting young people as social actors who attempt to make sense of the challenges that affect them. In considering comics for children and about children, Growing Up Graphic centers a previously underexplored vein of graphic narratives and argues that these texts offer important insights into the interests and capabilities of children as readers.
  
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